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Medical Terminology

Myringotomy incision into the tympanic membrane
myopia impaired vision of distant objects, light rays focus in front of the retina, commonly known as nearsightedness
opthalmology study of the eye
exotropia outward turning of the eye, known as divergent strabismus or walleyed (cross-eyed)
nyctalopia impaired or inadequate vision at night, known as night blindness
exophthalmia abnormal protrusion of the eyeball or eyeballs
encephalitis inflammation of the brain
hemiplegia paralysis of one side of the body
otorrhea discharge or drainage from the ear
neuritis inflammation of the nerve or nerves
conjunctivitis inflammation of the conjunctiva, known as pinkeye
tympanoplasty surgical repair of the tympanic membrane
blepharoptosis drooping of the eyelid
diplopia double vision, may be in one or both eyes
cerebrovascular relation to the blood supply to the brain, particularly with reference to pathological changes
quadriplegia paralysis of all four limbs, usually resulting from spinal cord injury
presbycusis impaired hearing related to the aging process
audiologist specializes in evaluating hearing potential and hearing loss
cephalalgia pain in head, headache
keratitis inflammation of the cornea
myelogram x-ray record of the spinal cord and spinal cavity
otomycosis fungal infection of the external auditory meatus (opening)
retinopathy any disease or disorder of the retina
dacrycystitis inflammation of the tear sac or lacrimal sac
myelomalacia abnormal softening of the spinal cord
AU each ear (auris unitas)
PERRLA pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
EENT eyes, ears, nose, throat
MS multpile sclerosis
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
TM tympanic memembrane
CNS central nervous system
TIA transient ischemic attack
REM rapid eye movement
OS left eye (oculus sinister)
hydr/o water, fluid
audi/o hearing, sound
lacrim/o tears
cerebr/o cerebrum
rhin/o nose
blephar/o eyelid
plasty surgical repair
opia vision
malacia softening
cusis hearing
kerat/o cornea, horny tissue, hard
presby old, aging
scler/o sclera, hard
Created by: crystalhanson